Me Me Me Monday (42)

Hi all!

Oh, goodness, it's been a long weekend. I feel like the world is spinning far too fast for me these days; I kind of wish it would stop for awhile and give me time to find my feet and relearn how to breathe again.

But it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon, and so I spent the majority of these past few days trying rather unsuccessfully to fight off sadness/anxiety. I'm going into this week even more exhausted than I came out of the last one, so we'll see how it goes. If anything, this is not exactly a new occurrence; at least I'll know what to expect on the mental health front.

I did finish a gorgeous book over the weekend, though, one that'd been on my TBR for ages: Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. It's a remarkable and beautifully-written story. Highly recommended. And I would be remiss not to mention that the main character displays symptoms of both PTSD and depression - while it's never officially diagnosed, seeing mentally ill characters in books is always such a comforting thing.

Musically, I've been marathoning The Paper Kites. They've always been one of my favourite bands, but I think they're especially lovely during low times - currently I'm hooked on "Tenenbaum", which is one of their older songs, but certainly no less good. Do give them a listen if you have the chance. They are wonderful.

How was your weekend, lovelies? Let's chat in the comments - I want to hear about it. x

love, Topaz